Group photo of 2017 Fall Retreat for Friends of Color

2017 Fall Retreat for Friends of Color in Stony Point, New York.

2019 Spring Retreat for Friends of Color group photo

2019 Spring Retreat for Friends of Color in Ben Lomond, California.

Each year, FGC’s Ministry on Racism Program sponsors opportunities in the Spring and Fall for Friends of Color and their families to come together to build multigenerational community through:

  • Mutual support and sharing
  • Worship
  • Exploring our Faith
  • Sharing what brought us to Friends
  • Identifying ways to support each other

Previous retreats have been held in upstate New York, the Philadelphia area, Washington DC, Chicago, and California. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry on Racism has held virtual retreats for Friends of Color over Zoom — one in April 2020, two in October and November of 2020, and one in March 2021. All retreats hosted by the Ministry on Racism will be held virtually through the end of 2021.  

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All FGC Virtual Friend of Color Retreats are now pay as led, which means free to Friends of Color if they are unable to pay. We would appreciate any donations to FGC for these retreats. Donations help the organization pay for the staff time that goes into putting them together. You can donate here and specify that your donation should go to the Ministry on Racism. Thank you.

For financial assistance to attend a hybrid or in-person FGC Friend of Color retreat, FGC offers funding for Friends of Color through the Bayard Rustin Fund (for travel) and Mahala Ashley Dickerson fund (for related costs like registration, lodging, meals). If you would like to request funding from either fund please fill out the form for each through clicking on their links. 


Spring Hybrid Retreat for Friends of Color

“Rest as a Revolutionary Act”

Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th, 2022  

This retreat will be hybrid for Friends who cannot make it to the retreat in person, we plan to hold our in person portion of the Spring Retreat for Friends of Color at Menucha Retreat Center outside of Portland, Oregon.

We are urging Friends of Color to register early. We have officially decided that we will be holding this retreat hybrid with both in-person and online offerings! Deadline for in-person registration is April 18th, deadline for virtual registration is May 9th.

If you are considering attending in person please look over FGC’s COVID Policy as we will be following it throughout the retreat.

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to Linnea via ministryonracismassistant@fgcquaker.org 

Schedule (all times are PDT):

Friday, May 13th:

8-9pm

Saturday, May 14th:

7-8am

9-11:30am

1-5:30pm

7-9pm

Sunday, May 15th:

7-8am

9-11:30am


Fall Adult Virtual Retreat: Friday, November 5nd – Sunday, November 7th, 2021

“A Time for Change: Adapting, Evolving and Growing Together”


Our November retreat will had sessions Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. We’re excited to see you!

Schedule (all times are in EDT):

Friday, November 5th : 

8:00 – 9:30 PM 

Saturday, November 6th : 

2:00 – 3:30 PM

4:30 – 6:00 PM

8:00 – 9:30 PM 

9:30 – 11 PM (optional)

Sunday, November 7th : 

2:00 – 3:30 PM 

4:30 – 6:00 PM 


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